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Kuching’s giant flagpole to be ready this month

99m flagpole to be tallest in South East Asia once ready

The Kuching flagpole, said to be the tallest flagpole in South East Asia once completed, is set to be officially ready this December.

It is highly expected that there would be an official opening of the flagpole although no official date has been mentioned just yet.

The news was made known in a report by Borneo Post which quoated Sarawak’s Deputy Minister of Utilities and Telecommunications Datuk Dr Abdul Rahman Junaidi.

According to the the report, once completed, the flagpole is not only the pride for Kuching North City Hall (DBKU) but also the people of Kuching and Sarawak as a whole.

He was also quoted by the paper as saying the flagpol would become Kuching’s landmark and that the idea for such a giant flagpole came from Premier of Sarawak, Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg.

Once fully completed, the Kuching flagpole which is is 99 metres high and has a structural weight of over 120 metric tons would overshadow the Kuala Lumpur flagpole at Dataran Merdeka to be the tallest in Malaysia, and South East Asia.

Cyril Dason

Cyril Dason was born and currently lives in Kuching. He loves jungle trekking, clean rivers and chilling out with friends.
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